You can pay by midnight on the day after the journey or up to 90 days in advance. The daily charge is:

  • £100 for vans or specialist diesel vehicles (over 1.205 tonnes unladen weight up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight) or minibuses (up to 5 tonnes)  
  • £200 for HGVs, lorries, vans and specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes as well as buses/minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes

These charges will change for heavier vehicles from 26 October 2020.

When to pay

If you drive within the zone:

  • Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you have until midnight on Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a bank holiday) to pay
  • Monday through Thursday, you have until midnight on the following day to pay

The daily charge will be the same if you pay the following day. Fail to pay on time and you risk getting a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

To see if and what you need to pay, check your vehicle. Or find out about discounts and exemptions.

Don't pay through unofficial websites which may mislead you. You should always pay LEZ charges with us on our secure online system. Read more on avoiding payment fraud.

Can I pay for more than one vehicle at a time?

Yes, if you know in advance which vehicles will be driven within the LEZ on which days.

What if I've hired a vehicle?

If you intend to drive within the LEZ, you should check with your hire company that the vehicle meets emissions standards. If it doesn't, and the hire company hasn't made an arrangement to pay the daily charge, you'll need to pay it.

Do I still need to pay other charges?

Remember, the LEZ is not the same as the Congestion Charge zone in central London and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The Congestion Charge applies 07:00-18:00, Monday to Friday excluding public and bank holidays and the ULEZ runs every day at all hours. If you drive within either of these charging zones during these times, you need to pay them even if you meet the LEZ standards or have already paid the LEZ daily charge.

London Road User Charging Account

If you set up an account with us you can:

  • Make faster payments by storing your contact, vehicle and payment details
  • Allow up to five people access to your London Road User Charging account

Use the sign in box on this page to create an account.

Phone

UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
International: +44 (0)343 222 2222

Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)

Lines are open:

Monday to Friday:08:00-20:00
Closed on weekends and bank holidays